BTS creates Billboard history with ‘Permission to Dance’, Army says ‘Congratulations Kings’

BTS creates Billboard history with ‘Permission to Dance’, Army says ‘Congratulations Kings’
BTS in 'Permission to Dance' MV (@bangtan.official/Facebook)

When BTS was preparing to release their ‘Butter’ CD, expectations were high. The world thought they were ready but the single ended up breaking one record after another, making it one of the most successful songs of this year. It also made history by staying at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks straight. Then, we had the release of their second single, ‘Permission to Dance’.

As part of the ‘Butter’ CD, BTS included 4 tracks, ‘Butter’, its instrumental version, ‘Permission to Dance’ and its instrumental version too. The CD as well as the second single was released on July 9th. Even the much-hyped music video for ‘Permission to Dance’ was received with much fanfare – more than a million people waited on YouTube for it to be released. 


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‘Permission to Dance’ makes history

And on July 19, Billboard stated that BTS’ ‘Permission to Dance’ had taken over from ‘Butter’ and was now at #1 on the Hot 100 Billboard chart. Previously, ‘Butter’ had stayed at #1 for seven weeks straight. But for this week, it fell to #7 as ‘Permission to Dance’ took its spot. 'Permission to Dance' also debuted at #1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, making it BTS’ eighth #1 on that chart.  In total, BTS is currently at #1 on five Billboard charts. They’re the first band in history to have four songs debut at #1 on Hot 100 chart. They also closely follow Michael Jackson for getting the quickest five #1 spots on the Hot 100 chart within 10 months and two weeks. They have also become the first act to replace themselves at #1 since Drake did it in 2018.



Along with that, the track has also racked up other achievements like getting the music video to 2 million views within 5 minutes of its release while it got 68 million views in the first 24 hours. It also topped on iTunes Top Songs Chart in 92 countries in a day. Additionally, on its first day itself, it sold 1.7 million sales according to Hanteo chart and 2 million according to Gaon chart. The song also happens to be a collaboration with Grammy-winning English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. He, in fact, wrote some of the lyrics of ‘Permission to Dance’. The song is a retro and peppy track with a groovy rhythm that will get you moving from the very first second. As RM has stated several times, it is an uplifting song with the aim of letting the listener forget their worries even if it is just for a moment.

‘Meant for this’

Fans were excited as they went on Twitter to trend several words like ‘congratulations kings’ and ‘first band in history’. One Army tweeted, “Words like "first act in history", "First band in history", BTS world domination, BTS paved the way....suits BTS the most... They were literally meant for this Congratulations kings…” Fans were also touched as Jimin posted a photo of him bowing to thank them for this achievement. One fan tweeted, “In asian cultures bowing the way jimin did is showing the utmost sign of respect to someone. like as someone who has the same values i was so shock to see jimin do that and i’m extremely touched. i truly stan the right people.” Another fan tweeted, “First band in HISTORY" that's so sexy of them.” One tweeted, “I'll choose BTS over everyone in any situation. The constant love and support they're showering through years isn't a easy thing to do. It feels like without them life is a huge ocean which is  impossible to survive. You deserve everything.”





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